In my opinion the best made Russian 35mm camera is the Kiev 4A. This camera is based on the Contax III and is very well made. Lenses use either the Zeiss Sonnar or Biotar formulas and are very sharp. It has a metal vertical focal plane shutter. My only criticism is that the number of lenses available is somewhat limited and is less than that for the Zorki's. If you get a change to compare the Kiev and the Zorki the quality difference is immediately apparent.